Spanish Galleon 1530–1690

Spanish Galleon 1530–1690 cover

Description

During the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of the Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and warships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels is covered. The author also examines the role of the galleon as a treasure ship, and describes how these ships were manned and fought in action.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design · Operation · Variants · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Oct 28 2021
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472853226
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 9 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 96
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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